How to Improve Employee Retention in the Warehouse

October 15, 2019 by Harry Drajpuch

If you had to name the most important people in your organization, would any associates on the fulfillment center floor make the cut? 

If not, consider this week’s blog your wake-up call.

Because of the ongoing supply chain labor shortage, finding and keeping qualified people to do the important work of picking, packing and shipping orders is one of the most critical challenges facing eCommerce businesses today. Improving

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

How To Build a Better Fulfillment Outsourcing Relationship

October 8, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When my kids were young, I read numerous books that ended with some variation of the line: “And they lived happily ever after.” 

Wouldn’t it be great if the story of all fulfillment outsourcing projects could be just as positive?

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.  Even though most companies invest considerable time and money into finding the right 3PL fulfillment partner, many forget that it’s equally important to

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment

Survey Reveals Many Warehouse Networks Cannot Meet eCommerce Expectations

September 24, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Internet Retailer just published a research report whose title posed an important question for any online seller: Are Your Fulfillment Operations Good Enough?

Interestingly, many of the 100 mid-sized e-retailers who responded to the survey don’t think so.

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

“Are Your Order Fulfillment Services Good Enough?” Apparently not, Says New Internet Retailer Study

September 4, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When it comes to figuring out how your fulfillment performance stacks up, it’s tempting to compare yourself to industry giants. But what happens when you try to benchmark your order fulfillment services against something a bit more realistic – namely companies that have order volumes and budgets more in line with yours? 

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, fulfillment kpis, fulfillment metrics, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment

Unboxing The Advantages Of Custom Packaging

August 20, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

If you’re a subscription business or eTailer, you already know that there’s no substitute for a well-presented package. And if you’re an online buyer or subscriber, you totally understand why: We all want to know what’s inside a more enticing-looking gift – and we assume the item within it is going to be more valuable.

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, packaging

No Stone Unturned: Examining Order Fulfillment Costs

August 13, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

If you’re searching for sound budgeting advice, look no further than the Rolling Stones who once said: 

“You can't always get what you want.  But if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.”

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, fulfillment metrics, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment

Five Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Order Fulfillment Warehouse (Or Are About To)

June 25, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Complete this sentence:  We’re going to need a bigger ______.

Not surprisingly, most movie buffs’ automatic response is “boat.” 

If you sell online and want to prepare your business for exponential growth, the best answer might be: “We’re going to need a bigger order fulfillment warehouse.”

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, order fulfillment process, warehouse kpi, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment, omnichannel fulfillment

Reduce Your eCommerce Fulfillment Costs: An A – Z Guide

June 11, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Online sales are growing 15% a year.  Unfortunately, eCommerce fulfillment costs are growing even faster at 18.8%, according to a recent study issued by Armstrong & Associates.

We’re logisticians here, not accountants, but we’re pretty sure that when expenses grow faster than revenue, that’s a bad thing.  The only answer is to attack the expense line.  To help, we’ve developed this A–Z guide, with 26 ideas to cut your

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Scalability, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

Test For Success: What Does National Fulfillment Service Really Look Like?

May 28, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Four years ago, Internet users were radically divided when people had to weigh in on whether a certain dress was blue and black or white and gold.  (Go ahead and ask a couple of friends. I’ll wait.)

Today, the eTailing industry is going through a similar debate, except our polarizing question is more along the lines of, “What does a national fulfillment service network really look like?”

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down Amazon’s One-Day Shipping News

May 21, 2019 by Dan Galassi

Late last month, Amazon shook up the shipping industry when its CFO revealed the company’s goal to provide Prime members with free one-day shipping.  

According to many media outlets, this could be a game-changer for Wal-Mart, Target and other mega-retailers.   

But the burning question is what does it mean for smaller or mid-sized eTailers like you?  Is fulfilling orders in one day something you’ll also have to deliver? 

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

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